Joseph A. Robles

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Robles (September 30, 1971 – November 25, 1994) was a 23-year-old retail distributor of recreational agricultural products and pharmaceuticals who was shot and mortally wounded by Lamore S. Rowe during a botched robbery at his house at 7208 Neuman Street in Springfield on October 12, 1994.[1][2][3]

Although initially expected to survive, Robles developed complications and died in a Texas hospital on November 25.

Robles had been the only National Merit Scholar in the Robert E. Lee High School class of 1989, but had passed up a full scholarship to Virginia Tech to pursue his dream of becoming a drug dealer.[1]


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